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NGT issues notice to real estate developer 4.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued a notice to a property developer for raising constructions allegedly in the buffer zone of the Kaikondrahalli Lake near Sarjapur. The green bench, headed by acting chairman Justice U D Salvi, sought a response from the Bengaluru-based SJR Prime Corporation Pvt Ltd within six days, acting on a petition filed by advocate K S Ravi. The tribunal posted the matter for further consideration on January 10. The petitioner, represented by advocate P Ramaprasad, claimed that the constructions were raised in violation of the directions issued by the tribunal. He contended that the authorities, particularly the BBMP, Lake Development Authority, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Bangalore Development Authority and others have turned a blind eye to the illegalities resorted to by the developer. The applicant has sought direction from the tribunal to seal the multi-storey ...
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Leachate posing health hazards, says panel 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Leachate from the waste dumping site on the Brahmapuram campus of the Kochi Corporation is adding to the contamination of waterbodies and raising serious health concerns, said the expert panel of the ...
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Water shortage on Day 1 of New Year 2.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
8 WTPs close down due to high levels of ammonia.
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Residents expect early redressal of grievances 1.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 31 A new House of the Municipal Corporation (MC) will be formed after the civic body elections in 2018. Residents want the civic body to redress their issues in the coming year. Uncovered garbage dumps, pollution in Buddha Nullah, water contamination, improper drainage system, encroachments, illegal constructions and fleecing at parking lots are some of the major issues being faced by the residents in the city. However, Ludhiana MC, which is the largest civic body in the state, is yet to find out a permanent solution to the problems being faced by residents of different wards. In January 2016, Ludhiana’s name was featured in the first list of 20 cities to be developed as smart cities. However, the smart city project is going at a snail’s pace, while basic amenities are still a distant dream for residents of different wards under the MC. Despite repeated attempts, MC Commissioner Jaskiran Singh was not available for comment. Major civic issues Contaminated water ...
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Govt. mulls ‘Clean Authority of Telangana’ 29.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
To deal with planning, implementation of measures to check pollution
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Villagers oppose IOC’s plan for gas compressor station 28.12.2017 Hindu: National
‘Public hearing is held at a place situated 120 km away’
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Through the smog-screen: on Delhi's air pollution 28.12.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Delhi’s residents must take the blame for the city’s alarming pollution levels
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Ryots' leader urges cleaning Cauvery river on war footing 26.12.2017
Thanjavur: Expressing concern over contamination of water in Noyyal and Amaravathi, tributaries of Cauvery, due to which the river carried more chemical loads to Bay of Bengal, as revealed by a University study and reported in Deccan Chronicle, Mr. P.R. Pandian, coordinator of the "Thamizha Vivasayigal Sangangalin Orunginaippu Kuzhu" has said that both state and central governments should take steps on a war footing to remove pollution in the Cauvery. In a press release issued here on Monday, Pandian said that Cauvery catered to the drinking water needs of five crore people in 25 districts like Chennai, Vellore, Salem, Tiruchy, Thanjavur etc. It also fulfilled the irrigation needs of nearly 25 lakh acres. "It is shocking to note that the river carried chemical loads to Bay of Bengal more than other rivers like Krishna, Godavari and even Ganga. Besides river water remaining contaminated, the chemicals affect underground water also. If unchecked, this may lead to health and ...
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500 models exhibited at fair 25.12.2017 The Tribune
Kangra, December 24 A science fair was held at RIS, Nagrota Bagwan, here today. About 500 models based on issues such as environment, water conservation, energy, health and pollution check were displayed at the event. Models based on robotics, car racing, flying helicopter and rocket launching were the centre of attraction. Prof AK Sarial, Vice-Chancellor at Choudhary Sarwan Kumar HP Agriculture University, Palampur, was the chief guest. Jitender Sodhi, Director of Ayush Herbs Private Limited, was the distinguished guest. More than a dozen scientists attended the fair. Principal Chhavi Kashyap said the students not only displayed their scientific talent through models, but also got an opportunity to interact with eminent scientists and scholars of the region. In group I, Akshara Walia, Sukrit and Arnav bagged the first position. Vedic Kashyap and Angel got the second position, while Anirudh Kapoor and Amanat clinched the third spot. In group II, Sanklit secured the top position and Adamya, Anuj, Dhairya ...
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Power, water supply to 73 hotels cut 24.12.2017 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Kullu, December 23 The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has snapped the power and water supply to 73 hotels in Kullu and Manali. Assistant Environmental Engineer Pradeep Moudgil said the units had been operating without the consent of the SPCB. A team comprising officials of the SPCB, IPH, Forest, Revenue Departments, HPSEB and PWD snapped the power and water connections of establishments operating without legal and valid documents. The authorities of the HPSEB confirmed that the connections of most units had been snapped. The committee, set up by the NGT, to inspect over 1,700 hotels, lodges and home stays in Kullu and Manali detected various anomalies while checking documents of over 92 hotels with more than 25 rooms in the first phase of inspection. Manali SDM HR Bairwa said 55 notices had been issued to the owners and action would be taken if they failed to provide satisfactory explanation. The committee has been verifying documents of tourism-related establishments and action ...
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Will Coringa survive the onslaught ? 23.12.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
The wildlife sanctuary, the second largest mangrove in the country, is facing threat of industrial and agriculture pollution
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Cauvery turning most polluted: Varsity study 23.12.2017
Chennai: Due to industrial and sewage effluents directly released in its tributaries Noyyal and Amaravati rivers, the Cauvery river is carrying more chemical load such as Sodium, Magnesium, Bicarbonate and Chloride to the Bay of Bengal when compared to other rivers in South India, finds a study conducted by Anna University with the financial support of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). In a research paper published in the Environmental Earth Sciences by the Springer Nature in December 2017, the researchers found out that contamination of Cauvery river and its tributaries have affected the groundwater at the various pockets situated in Erode, Karur and Salem districts. The samples were collected at every 25 km of 800 km long river to know the surface water quality and at each sampling point, groundwater was also collected approximately 300 metres from the riverbed to know whether the quality of groundwater was affected by the river contamination. The sampling was carried out three times a ...
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Gastroenteritis cases reported from Palampur 22.12.2017 The Tribune
Ravinder Sood Palampur, December 21 Eignteen gastroenteritis cases were reported today from Latwala village, six km from here, last night. Ten persons were admitted to hospitals in Palampur and Gopalpur. An officer of the Health Department said here that most patients had recovered but were still under treatment. He said contaminated water was the possible cause. He said a team of Health Department rushed to the village and collected water samples which were sent for chemical analysis. SDM Balwan Chand Mandohtra, along with officials of health and IPH, inspected the water sources. He ordered for chlorination of water tanks so that further damage was checked. He also met the ailing villagers in PHC Gopalpur and assured them full assistance. Meanwhile, Executive Engineer, IPH Palampur, ruled out the possibility of water contamination. He said over 1,500 residents were getting water from the same source. Only 18 had suffered with gastroenteritis. He claimed that the tank was cleaned only ...
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Mumbai farsan shop fire: BMC did not act on MPCB notice 20.12.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Bhanushali Farsan Mart fire could have been averted if the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
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Take up Brahmaputra pollution with China: LS members 20.12.2017 The Navhind Times
NEW DELHI: After Lok Sabha members on Tuesday expressed concern over the Brahmaputra river being polluted by China, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar assured the House that he will take up the issue at the “highest level” in the government. The matter was raised by Bhartruhari Mahtab of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) during Zero ...
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In Hyderabad, a lake that’s calm and compost 19.12.2017 Hindu: News
Scientists convert water hyacinth choking Kapra lake into organic fertilizer that meets official standards
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‘Fly ash is harming creek ecology’ 18.12.2017 Hindu: News
Estuarine ecosystem, water, fish and plants will suffer if degradation continues, says report
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Vandals ransack houses 17.12.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Follow-up to a tribal youth falling sick after drinking water from well
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Kozhikode in need of sewage plant 17.12.2017
KOZHIKODE: If the city fails to act in tune with several court orders and directions from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on setting up a Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (STP), the water bodies in and around the city will continue to be polluted with septic tank waste, according to environmental and developmental activists. The septic tanks of the city when got filled have been pumped out into tankers, which has been later drained out to water bodies and isolated spots.  The drinking water sources and drinking water from Kerala Water Authority supply network have high coliform bacteria presence. It is to be recalled that the South Zone bench of the National Green Tribunal, Chennai had stayed the construction of the sewage treatment plant in 18.5 acres land at Kottooli. The state government had also withdrawn permission for the plant as the Wetland Protection Committee approa-ched High Court in 2013.  Later there were attempts to relocate the STP to the 2.6 acre land of Kerala Water ...
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Admn launches helpline No. against illegal sand mining 17.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 16 Unabated illegal sand mining has caused headache for the Mining Department and the District Administration. They are calling upon public to register their complaints on web a portal. The Deputy Commissioner, KS Sangha, said, a helpline number 94638-19838 was launched in the city to register complaints against illegal sand mining and the same complaints can be registered at the portal. He informed that officers of drainage, forest, panchayat and pollution control board departments have been authorised to register the FIRs against the illegal mining of minor minerals. He said teams of officials, drawn from different departments, including, irrigation, drainage, forest and mining was formed under the concerned SDMs to jointly hold meeting and carry out raids to check illegal mining of minor minerals. The team monthly meets and jointly carries out raids against illegal mining. He said a strict action was invariably taken whenever illegal mining was detected. ...
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